Vietnam’s internet cable ruptures, again

By Truong Son, Thanh Nien News

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The Asia-America Gateway cable system. Photo credit: AAG The Asia-America Gateway cable system. Photo credit: AAG


Vietnam's inter-continental internet cable ruptured on a spot just four kilometers away from the spot currently under repair, according to an Internet provider.
On Monday morning, FPT Telecom announced that Asia-America Gateway (AAG) technicians discovered the second rupture some 68 kilometers off the coast of Hong Kong.
They planned to finish repairs on the initial rupture this evening and now estimate that repairs to the other break will be finished by 7 am on October 3.
The AAG cable system, which is used by FPT Telecom and three other local Internet providers -- VNPT, Viettel and SPT -- snapped 64km off the coast of Hong Kong at around midnight on September 15.
The incident caused a 40-percent reduction in Vietnam's international internet broadband capacity.
Several AAG cable disruptions have occurred since 2011.

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